Winners celebrate at the 12th annual SEE Real Estate Awards
01 March
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uropaProperty has successfully completed its 12th annual SEE Real Estate Awards at the Radisson BLU Hotel in Bucharest, Romania.

EuropaProperty has successfully completed its 12th annual SEE Real Estate Awards at the Radisson BLU Hotel in Bucharest, Romania. The awards gala was heralded as a great success and was well received by all winners and their guests. For more “trending details” on Twitter please follow #SEEAwards.

The 12th annual SEE Real Estate Awards for 2016 was held in front of a large and enthusiastic crowd. The event brought together some of the region’s top real estate developers, investors and market professionals who were there to see who would collect the 27 prizes that were handed out over the course of the evening.

Company of the Year awards were presented to the leading developer, investor and professional service providers in South Eastern Europe for their activities and accomplishments during 2016. Companies were judged on their overall market contribution, quality of customer services, market innovation, commercial success, leadership and market penetration.

The quality and number of nominated projects for this year’s event suggested an underlying strength to the region’s property markets, resulting in many companies winning multiple awards. The biggest of which was consultancy firm CBRE, who shone the brightest on the evening picking up all the agency awards as well as Property Management Firm and Professional Woman of the Year for their very own Luiza Moraru.

Developer AFI Europe scooped up a couple of project prizes. One for their AFI Park buildings 4 and 5 as Office Development of the Year and another for AFI Cotroceni as Best Refurbishment/Extension Project. Atrium Mall, by Granit Polus, also picked up an award in this category as the Best Refurbishment/Extension Regional Project.

Forte Partners was also a big office sector winner during the evening. Not only did the company win the Office Developer of the Year, it also picked up the Concept & Design Project of the Year for their upcoming office project in Bucharest, The Bridge. Serbia’s BW Galerija by Eagle Hills also won a Concept & Design award in the retail category.

Project of the Year award winners were rated according to quality of design, building efficiency, quality of location, environmental concerns and commercial success The judges decided that this year’s best retail development was ParkLake by Sonae Sierra. On the residential side, the Residential Development of the Year prize went to Coresi Avantgarden, a project by Immochan and Avantgarden Immo Invest, who also collected the Residential Developer of the Year award.

Other project winners included Fashion Park Outlet Center Serbia by Blackoak Developments as Best Performing Factory Outlet and CTP’s CTPark Bucharest West for Industrial Project of the Year.

This year’s Overall Professional of the Year went to Razvan Nica, Managing director at Build Green Romania. Build Green was also awarded Professional Service Provider of the Year. Meanwhile, NEPI picked up the award for Investor of the Year for its prolific investment and development activity throughout the region.

Accentuating the interest in the SEE region’s retail sector, a couple of key retailers were awarded on the night. Overall Retailer of the Year went to H&M and Serbian Retailer of the Year was received by Cineplexx International. Retailer of the Year awards were given to retailers active throughout the region based on their market innovation, expansion, contribution to the market, market share, concept and design, and commercial success.

Other major winners for the company awards included CTP as the Industrial Developer of the Year, Epstein Architecture & Engineering for Architectural Firm of the Year and UniCredit Bank/UniCredit Group for Bank of the Year. The Project Management Firm of the Year for Serbia went to Merin Asset Management and the Project Management Firm for the SEE region went to Optim Project Management. Finally, the award for Law Firm of the Year went to Pelifilip.

Premier Partner Immofinanz Group, CTP, CBRE, Forte Partners, Atrium Mall, Granit Polus. Associate Partners CA IMMO, Skanska Property, Anchor Grup. Award Sponsors MK Illumination, Vastint, Immochan, Optim Project Management, Build Green, Fashion House Group, Liebrecht & Wood, Adval Asset Management, Unirii View. Serbian Country Partners Merin Asset Management, Eagle Hills BW, BIG Fashion. Main Forum Sponsor Sonae Sierra, Gift Sponsor S+B Gruppe. Business Intelligence Partner CDDI. International PR Partner Lodestar. Venue Partner Radisson BLU Hotel. Auditor EY.

On behalf of our sponsors, judges and attendees, we offer our congratulations to all the winners. Foundations are already in place for next year’s event, which promises to be even bigger.

Full list of SEE Real Estate Award Winners

                                                                                                                                                       

Retailer                                                                                                                     sponsored by

                                                           

H&M

H&M has grown into one of the world’s leading fashion companies since it was founded in 1947; H&M is expanding with a focus on quality, sustainability and high profitability; we offer to our customers a wide range of fashionable products in our stores, as well as through our growing shop online. The H&M Group has around 4300 stores in 62 markets.

Short-list:  
- Cineplexx International,  
- DEICHMANN,  
- Flanco,  
- PROFI Rom Food srl,  
- KFC,  
- Burger King,  
- Pizza Hutt,  
- Starbucks,  
- World Class Fitness

                                                                                                                                                       

Serbtail (Serbian Retailer)

Cineplexx International

Cineplexx International is leading cinema chain in AT & SEE. Its regional coverage include AT, IT and SEE (10 countries). Year established in the South-Eastern European Region: 2009. Number of employees: 1500. Noteworthy Retail achievements of 2016: Three cinema openings in 6 months - (Nis, Pristina, Belgrade).

Short-list: 
- BENU Pharmacy, 
- Fashion Company, 
- Extreme Intimo/Jasmil

                                                                                                                                                       

Professional Service Provider                                                                               sponsored by

                                                      

Build Green Romania

BuildGreen is the leading consultant in the field of sustainable building design, development and certification in Romania and an active player on the CEE markets, having the constant goal to provide a high-quality and professional service for the building and construction industry. BuildGreen was also a pioneer of sustainable development, being the first company in Romania to offer sustainable building consulting services.

Short-list: 
- Adval Asset Management,  
- Alukönigstahl,  
- Atalian,  
- First Title,  
- GI International Services (Imoteca),  
- IBC, MK Illumination,  
- Omifa Impex Srl,  
- Optim Engineering Solutions

                                                                                                                                                       

Architectural Firm                                                                                                    sponsored by

                                                           

Epstein Architecture & Engineering

Epstein Architecture & Engineering SRL is the Bucharest, Romania branch of U.S. based Epstein and has been operating in SEE region since 2005. Founded in 1921, Epstein is an architecture, interiors, engineering, & construction company that specializes in delivering sustainable building solutions for clients in the commercial, industrial & public sectors. Throughout the firm’s 95-year history Epstein has garnered a reputation as a firm that is continually associated with landmark projects both in the United States & throughout the world.

Short-list: 
- A&A Architects,  
- Adest Architecture,  
- Blue Projects,  
- Bose International Planning & Architecture,  
- Optim PM,  
- West Group Architecture

                                                                                                                                                       

Law Firm                                                                                                                  sponsored by

                                                        

PeliFilip

PeliFilip is one of the top law firms in Romania which offers high quality assistance in all law areas relevant to businesses operating in or targeting Romania. Specialised in complex projects involving an innovative approach, PeliFilip lawyers have a wide and eloquent experience in structural areas such as mergers and acquisitions, finance and capital markets, real estate, infrastructure and concession projects, energy, media and telecommunications, corporate, commercial, competition law, employment.

Short-list: 
- Allen & Overy,  
- Biris Goran,  
- Bojovic & Partners Serbia,  
- Clifford Chance Badea,  
- CMS,  
- Dentons, Noerr,  
- Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii,  
- Wolf Theiss

                                                                                                                                                       

Project Management Firm

Optim PM

OPTIM PROJECT MANAGEMENT is the leading Design, Cost & Construction Management company operating in the private sector in Romania with the capabilities to deliver the most complex of projects in a wide range of sectors from concept through to completion and operation. Additionally we have a strong division dedicated for Renewable Energy Services and a team of BREEAM and LEED Assessors in-house.

Short-list: 
- Aecom Ingenieria,  
- Blue Projects,  
- CBRE,  
- Gleeds,   
- Sentient,  
- Vitalis Consulting

                                                                                                                                                       

Project Management Firm Serbia

Merin Asset Management

Merin Asset Management is specialized in management of capital real estate projects by providing the integrated business platform for renowned global and local investors. It provides highly sophisticated end-to-end consulting services to investors, developers, and tenants. Through combination of strong market knowledge, usage of internationally recognized standards (RICS, TEGoVA, IVSC), extensive local experience, and “best in class” real estate know-how Merin helps its clients make right, profit maximizing business decisions.

                                                                                                                                                       

Property Management Firm                                                                                   sponsored by

                                                       

CBRE

CBRE Romania has more than 160 full time employees and offers professional advice on behalf of landlords, tenants, and investors through every stage of the real estate process. Long term and trusted relationships with our clients are the foundation upon which our success is built. In delivering innovative solutions and practical advice we aim to exceed our clients expectations, no matter how demanding the challenge.

Short-list: 
- Adval Asset Management,  
- Poseidon Property Serbia

                                                                                                                                                       

Bank                                                                                                                         sponsored by

                                                           

UniCredit Bank / UniCredit Group

With over 160 branches, ranks 6th on the Romanian banking market, UniCredit Bank is a universal financial institution with ambitious objectives in delivering high-quality products and services to individual clients, private customers, small and medium-sized enterprises, as well as large Romanian and multinational corporations. It strives to have a client centric policy, to be an easy to deal with partner and also an active part of the communities in which it operates.

Short-list: 
- Banca Transilvania,  
- BCR/Erste Group Immorent,  
- pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank

                                                                                                                                                       

Residential Agency

CBRE Serbia

CBRE Group is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2015 revenue). CBRE offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting.

Short-list: 
- Coldwell Banker,  
- Cushman & Wakefield Echinox,  
- Knight Frank

                                                                                                                                                       

Warehouse Agency

CBRE

In Romania, CBRE was established in 2008 by acquiring Eurisko Consulting, the no. 1 local real estate company, established in 1997. CBRE is today one of the leading real estate service providers in the country. CBRE was once again heralded the top real estate agency in the region by sweeping up all the agency awards and rising above the competition in the eyes of the jurors.

Short-list: 
- Coldwell Banker,  
- Cushman & Wakefield Echinox,  
- Knight Frank,  
- JLL

                                                                                                                                                       ​​​​​​​

Retail Agency

CBRE

CBRE Romania has more than 160 full time employees and offers professional advice on behalf of landlords, tenants, and investors through every stage of the real estate process. Long term and trusted relationships with our clients are the foundation upon which our success is built. In delivering innovative solutions and practical advice we aim to exceed our clients expectations, no matter how demanding the challenge.

Short-list: 
- Coldwell Banker,  
- Cushman & Wakefield Echinox,  
- Knight Frank,  
- JLL

                                                                                                                                                       ​​​​​​​

Office Agency                                                                                                          sponsored by

                                                     

CBRE

In 2016 CBRE Office Department offered consultancy services for almost 50 tenants from all business segments, such as Accenture, Dell Secure Works, Deloitte, Misys, Samsung, Telekom, Renault, etc., identifying best real estate solutions and creating the opportunity for these businesses to grow. CBRE was involved at a very early stage in the process, providing complex Tenant Representation services for all the corporate clients we represented.

Short-list: 
- Coldwell Banker,  
- Cushman & Wakefield Echinox,  
- Knight Frank,  
- JLL

                                                                                                                                                       

Investment Agency                                                                                                 sponsored by

                                                      

CBRE

In Romania, CBRE was established in 2008 by acquiring Eurisko Consulting, the no. 1 local real estate company, established in 1997. CBRE is today one of the leading real estate service providers in the country. CBRE was once again heralded the top real estate agency in the region by sweeping up all the agency awards and rising above the competition in the eyes of the jurors.

Short-list: 
- Cushman & Wakefield Echinox,  
- JLL,  
- Knight Frank

                                                                                                                                                       

Investor                                                                                                                    sponsored by

                                               

NEPI

NEPI was founded to acquire, develop and manage regionally dominant retail assets in emerging European Union markets with high-growth potential. The Group built up an exceptional property portfolio and development pipeline in Romania and Slovakia, and is progressing with a retail expansion programme in other target markets. The Group also invests in A-grade offices in Romanian cities with significant multinational tenant demand.

Short-list: 
- Capital Fort Bulgaria,  
- Galaxy Investment Group Bulgaria,  
- Globalworth,  
- GTC

                                                                                                                                                       

Residential Developer

Immochan/Avantgarden Immo Invest

Immochan/Avantgarden Immo Invest is creating a home based on an understanding of the client needs and preferences. As a real-estate developer, it bring solutions, services and events to fulfil the promise: Life lived to the fullest. Coresi Avantgarden aims to provide to all our customers the joy of living in a vibrant community, a place where residents have everything they need to socialize and live in a harmonious and dynamic environment.

Short-list: 
- Burgas Tower Bulgaira,  
- Galaxy Investment Group Bulgaria,  
- Forte Partners,  
- Hanner,  
- One United Properties,  
- Poseidon Property Serbia,  
- Tagor

                                                                                                                                                       

Warehouse Developer

CTP

CTP is a Dutch-based, full-service commercial real estate developer and manager, specializing in the delivery and management of custom-built, high-tech business parks for leading international and domestic companies making strategic investments in new or expanded operations in Central Europe. CTP is the owner of the CTPark Network, the largest integrated system of premium business parks in Central Europe, with over 3.75 million sqm of A-Class properties in over 60 strategic locations.

Short-list: 
- Alinso Group,  
- Galaxy Investment Group Bulgaria,  
- P3

                                                                                                                                                       

Retail Developer                                                                                                      sponsored by

                                                     

Sonae Sierra

Sonae Sierra is the international property company dedicated to serving the needs of retail real estate investors. We develop and invest in sustainable retail assets and provide investment, development and property management services for clients in geographies as diverse as Europe, South America, North Africa and Asia, while creating shared value for our business and society. We are your partner of choice: a company with full service capabilities that covers the entire retail real estate lifecycle, that understands local markets and has the know-how to manage complex and diversified projects.

Short-list: 
- AFI Europe,  
- Galaxy Investment Group Bulgaria,  
- GTC,  
- Immochan Imobiliare,  
- Liebrecht Wood,  
- Plaza Centers Serbia,  
- Poseidon Property Serbia,  
- Veranda Obor

                                                                                                                                                       

Office Developer                                                                                                     sponsored by

                                                          

Forte Partners

FORTE PARTNERS brings together a holistic and well-rounded blend of talents, capabilities and competencies to the forefront of real estate investment, development and successful exit in Romania, all under one roof. As a group, we have successfully transformed over 8 million sqm of land in Romania into strong project across all real estate sectors such as mixed use residential, retail, office and industrial developments. FORTE Partners is a Landmark Real Estate Developer, with an ambitious portfolio of projects, focused in central area of Bucharest.

Short-list: 
- AFI Europe,  
- Atenor Group,  
- Capital Fort Bulgaria,  
- Galaxy Investment Group Bulgaria,  
- Genesis Development,  
- GTC,  
- Immofinanz Group,  
- Iulius Group,  
- Liberty Technology Park,  
- Portland Trust,  
- Skanska Property Romania

                                                                                                                                                       

Residential Project

Coresi Avantgarden - Immochan/Avantgarden Immo Invest - Romania

Coresi Avangarden residential project, along with Coresi Shopping Resort and Street Coresi, is part of the largest urban regeneration project in Romania. The complex will consist of more than 2.200 apartments, stretching over an area of 46 hectares, and it will be developed in 5 stages, until 2023.

Short-list: 
- Londra 27 - Forte Partners - Romania,  
- Cosmopolis - Opus Land Development - Romania,  
- Sun City - Energodesign / Merin Asset Management - Serbia

                                                                                                                                                       

Concept & Design

BW Galerija - Eagle Hills

With a total construction area of 140,000 sqm above ground and 93,000 sqm of leasable area, BW Galerija is soon to be the biggest shopping and lifestyle destination in the region. It will represent the commercial heart and soul of Belgrade Waterfront, the new city hub at the bank of river Sava.

Short-list: 
- Belgrade Plaza - Plaza Centers - Serbia,  
- Business Garden Bucharest - Vastint - Romania,    
- Timpuri Noi Square - Vastint - Romania

                                                                                                                                                       

Concept and Design Project

The Bridge - Forte Partners - Romania

The project is entitled The Bridge, considering its close proximity to the recently constructed and high profile Basarab Bridge, which directly connects the Centre and West of Bucharest with a modern high speed passage.The project will be developed in two phases. Phase One of The Bridge, consisting in 36,808 sqm, it is expected to be ready by September 2017. Romanian Commercial Bank leased 50%of from Phase 1, building being currently 60%leased.

                                                                                                                                                       

Best Refurbishment/Extension Project                                                                sponsored by

                                                             

AFI Cotroceni - AFI Europe – Romania

In Romania, AFI Europe is developing large-scale office complexes, shopping malls and commercial centers. In addition to AFI Palace Cotroceni, AFI Palace Ploiesti, AFI Park (office project), AFI’s investment strategy is to develop its commercial land bank: for the short term focusing on AFI Tech Park, AFI City and AFI Palace Arad.

Atrium Mall - Granit Polus - Romania

Atrium Mall is the first mall of its size opened in the center of Arad, on the 23rd of March, 2010. Built on three levels, the mall has a triangular unique structure, with a total area of 67.500 square meters. Atrium Mall is strategically placed between the train station and the main bus station in Arad. It's accessible from any point in Arad by car and by public transportation. Even from the first five years of activity, Atrium Mall became the natural choice of the people of Arad when it came to shopping and fun.

Short-list: 
- Bucuresti Mall - Anchor Grup - Romania,  
- Park Center Sofia - Revetas - Bulgaria,  
- Fashion House Outlet Centre - Liebrecht Wood - Romania,  
- West Park Retail - Liebrecht Wood - Romania

                                                                                                                                                       

Best Performing Factory Outlet Centre

Fashion Park Outlet Centre Indjija - Blackoak Developments - Serbia

Fashion Park Outlet Centre in Indjija is located between Serbia’s capital Belgrade and its second largest city, Novi Sad. The site has an extraordinary location adjacent to the E75 highway. The highway registers an average of 40,000 vehicles passing within 400 m of the site every day and it has a catchment of 3.3 million within a 60 minutes drive representing more than 50% of Serbia’s total purchasing power. The open-air village style center with dramatic architecture is the first genuine outlet in the country and the region.

                                                                                                                                                       

Industrial Project                                                                                                     sponsored by

                                                      

CTPark Bucharest West - CTP - Romania

Bucharest West 12. Project description: development of Class A Warehouse for Logistic and Production Activities. City Located: Bolintin-Deal, near Bucharest. Developer: CTP Invest. Architect: Oopy Arhitectura. Total Area/sqm: 31,000 sqm. Cost of project: 12.5 mil. Euro. Total park size – 79.2 HA.

Short-list: 
- P3 Bucharest - P3 Logistic Parks - Romania,  
- CTPark Cluj - CTP - Romania

                                                                                                                                                       

Retail Project                                                                                                           sponsored by

                                                              

ParkLake - Sonae Sierra – Romania

Atrium Mall is the first mall of its size opened in the center of Arad, on the 23rd of March, 2010. Built on three levels, the mall has a triangular unique structure, with a total area of 67.500 square meters. Atrium Mall is strategically placed between the train station and the main bus station in Arad. It's accessible from any point in Arad by car and by public transportation. Even from the first five years of activity, Atrium Mall became the natural choice of the people of Arad when it came to shopping and fun.

Short-list: 
- Mall of Split - Tulipan Group/ECE - Croatia,  
- Veranda Mall - Prodplast Imobiliare - Romania

                                                                                                                                                       

Office Project                                                                                                           sponsored by

                                                           

AFI Park 4 & 5 - AFI Europe - Romania

AFI Park 4&5 is the 4th phase of AFI Park, an award winning office project linked to AFI Palace Cotroceni shopping mall. featuring the biggest complex of retail and business in Romania and one of the biggest in the CEE. The complex consisting of 5 Class A office buildings totalling 70,000 sqm GLA and the shopping mall of 81,000 sqm GLA, enables the most convenient business and personal lifestyle, a work environment which meets modern lifestyle the IT generation (“Generation Y”) is looking for; an all in one efficient, time saving immediate location.

Short-list: 
- Capital Fort - Capital Fort - Bulgaria,  
- Green Court Bucharest (Building C) - Skanska Property - Romania,  
- Hermes Business Campus B - Atenor - Romania,  
- Metroffice, part of Iride City - Immofinanz - Romania,  
- Office Park Plovdiv - Galaxy Investment Group - Bulgaria,  
- Oregon Park - Portland Trust - Romania,  
- Smart Center - Planex Ltd - Bulgaria,  
- Stefan Cel Mare Office Building - Forte Partners - Romania,  
- The Office - Mulberry Development & NEPI - Romania,  
- UBC 5+6 (lasi) - Iulius Group - Romania,  
- UBC 2 (Timisoara) - Iulius Group - Romania

                                                                                                                                                       

Professional                                                                                                             sponsored by

                                                            

Razvan Nica - Build Green Romania

Razvan Nica was one of the early advocates of sustainable development and socially responsible business in Romania, becoming the first BREEAM assessor and second LEED AP BD+C in the country. He founded BuildGreen in 2010, the first company in Romania to offer sustainable building and certification consultancy services.

                                                                                                                                                       

Professional Woman                                                                                              sponsored by

                                                       

Luiza Moraru - CBRE

Luiza Moraru is one of the most important members of CBRE ROMANIA team in her 14 years within the company, reaching many achievements and great results on the real estate market. Under her management, CBRE Retail Agency became market leader many years in a row in the last decade.

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